Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
DON'T CHEAT BY READING AHEAD FIRST!
It takes less than a minute.
Work this out as you read .
You may need a calculator or at least pen and paper
Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it out!
This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.
1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to go out to eat. (more than once b ut less than 10)
2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)
3. Add 5
4. Multiply it by 50
5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1758... If you haven't, add 1757.
6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.
You should have a three digit number.
The first digit of this was your original number. (I.e., How many times you want to go out to restaurants in a week.)
The next two numbers are- YOUR AGE ! ------ ( Oh YES, it is!)
THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2008) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD IT AROUND WHILE IT LASTS
Today I'm moving furniture to make room for the tree and the rest of the Christmas stuff.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I also took some photos of some unusual items...this was priced at $4.99 and it wasn't even complete. Yep, it was cans without top or bottom,glued together and painted-$5 is a bit steep!This lovely may have once been a bridesmaid dress, vintage 70's-and these are wraparound pants, sorta like gouchos.
They say that fashion rotates through the years, but wraparound pants? I hope not!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
It was a very busy month and a half !
Oh, and for those who don't know-the last two belong to me/us. Nick and Amy wanted their portraits taken too.
We do so love what we do...almost as much as the new kitchen the profits will pay for.
Friday, November 7, 2008
An only child, she quit school to get married at 17.
At 23; she had two children and was pregnant with a third when she left her husband and came home to mom and dad. They helped her get settled and back in school. She was resilient and went from one job to another gaining wisdom along the way. I remember her from the years when I was a young mom. Wondering how she ever did it without a husband to lean on. I am thankful that she was able to marry again when I was 12 and had twenty five years with a partner. Someone else to help her. Someone who would love her.
Mom loved words-reading, scrabble, crosswords. Mom loved knowledge-Jeopardy and Trivial Pursuit. She was granted a few years to enjoy life without working outside the home. I'm glad, for though she said to me as she lay dying,"I wish I could have been the mom you are," she was the mom I knew and loved. She worked hard, but made sure we knew we were loved. That she cared about us. That we were important. Isn't that the only lesson a mom needs to give?
I am thinking about her a lot these days. I have a dear friend who just lost her dad and a couple school friends who each lost their moms in the past few weeks. It brings the loss to my heart again. So I encourage you to call your mom or your child and tell them they are loved. Let others share your heart and thanks for letting me share mine.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Brought in the stuff I got on sale last year to create the new tree design. Had to make sure I was using the right colors for the decorations I/we are making.
Headed to the craft stores today to get some more supplies. Seems funny because I have SO MANY supplies already, but they have to be color specific!
Saturday, November 1, 2008